Music to Watch: funky soulful bands, great songwriters

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This time on Music to Watch, The Current's Sean McPherson and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert's Kateri Palen talk about Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lake Street Dive, and Phoebe Bridgers (Luke Taylor | MPR)
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This time on Music to Watch, The Current's Sean McPherson and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert's Kateri Palen talk about artists who have captivated them recently: Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, Lake Street Dive, and Phoebe Bridgers.

"We're talking all about sort of soulful, funky bands," Sean says. "It seems to be that type of music is having a little bit of a moment right now."

Also get insights into the nonprofit efforts of Nathaniel Rateliff, and the carpentry skills of Lake Street Dive drummer Mike Calabrese.

Watch or listen to the complete conversation above.

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External Links

Leon Bridges - official site

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats - official site

Lake Street Dive - official site

Phoebe Bridgers - official site

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert - CBS

The Marigold Project - nonprofit launched by Nathaniel Rateliff

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  • Leon Bridges on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and musical guest Leon Bridges during Thursday's May 10, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats on 'Colbert'
    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guests Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats during Tuesday's May 15, 2018 show. (Scott Kowalchyk/CBS)
  • Lake Street Dive in The Current studio
    Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)
  • Phoebe Bridgers performs in The Current studio
    Phoebe Bridgers performs in The Current studio (Nate Ryan | MPR)

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